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The Media and the Question of Abortion

Dr. Ben Carson, one of the leading candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, has been in the headlines in recent days for comments he made using slavery as an analogy for abortion. The main thrust of Dr. Carson’s argument

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Stupak Amendment — If “Reproductive Health” Folks Are Mad, It’s Gotta Be Good

I haven’t been able to keep up with the latest developments in American Health Care reform. I know the bill passed through congress the House of Representatives, which is the furthest that American health care reform has even gotten, but

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Stop the American Abortion Mandate

An important video for our friends south of the border (via Thomas Peters). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RD7hJhwy5g&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1] Unfortunately, Canada already subscribes to the incredible inconsistency that abortion is both a woman’s choice and a medical necessity.

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Obama just can’t win

Obama is getting grilled from both sides for a comment he made in an interview with Katie Couric. The comment (emphasis mine): Katie Couric: Do you favor a government option that would cover abortions? President Obama: What I think is

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Against idea bundling in the pro-life movement: PLAGAL on Prolife Unity radio

Cecilia Brown, President of the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians, was on Prolife Unity radio a few weeks back (via PLAGAL’s blog). I wasn’t able to give the interview my full attention, but it seems like there was some

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Nebraska’s Ultrasound Bill

Nebraska passed an ultrasound bill last week (via Lisa Correnti), “requiring that an abortionist display a real-time ultrasound of a mother’s unborn child prior to performing an abortion.” “Ultrasound technology has made tremendous advancements and provides a window to the

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Abortionist George Tiller murdered while at church, pro-life groups denounce the violence

I’ve not been posting on weekends, but I came online today to the terrible news that abortionist George Tiller was murdered in a church this morning (via Danielle Bean): Attorney Dan Monnat said Tiller, one of the nation’s most visible

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How to interpret the polls

There is lots of talk going on about the latest polls which have come out in the states saying that the majority of Americans are pro-life. While many are touting this as huge headway for the American pro-life movement, I’m

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U.S. Bishops Criticize Guidelines on Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Strong words from Monsignor David Malloy, general secretary of the U.S. episcopal conference: The priest recalled the conclusion of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission appointed by President Bill Clinton, that “because human embryos deserve ‘respect’ as a form of human

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The With-Us-Or-Against-Us Attitude to Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Peter Steinfels has a good article in the New York Times on the moral issues of the embryonic stem cell research debate, in light of Obama’s announcement to extend funding for embryonic stem cell research. He doesn’t make any moral

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